List of Big Brother 5 housemates (UK)

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The fifth edition of the British reality series Big Brother featured a total of thirteen housemates competing to win the series. Twelve housemates entered on the first night, with the final housemate entering later on as an intruder.

Ahmed[edit]

Ahmed Aghil was a 44 year old property developer and advocate. He has graduated with a law degree from the North London University. He was the first Muslim Housemate that entered into the UK Big Brother house. He described himself as "argumentative", and stated he liked to have discussions. Ahmed was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. He got along well with Housemate Kitten in the house, and was upset to see her leave. He clashed with Housemate Marco, who Ahmed felt didn't make an effort to speak with him. The two frequently argued during their time in the house. While in the house, Ahmed was seen as a loner, and failed to have strong connections with any Housemates. This resulted in Ahmed being nominated for eviction on Day 11. He received a total of seven nominations that week. On Day 15, it was revealed that Ahmed would not be fake evicted from the house, as he had received the least amount of votes from the public. He became a legend for the younger generation by the way he smashed plates on the spa pool. Ahmed Aghil was evicted on day 50, and Davina after dancing with him live on Channel 4 stated that he was a legend.

Becki[edit]

Becki Seddiki (born 24 July 1970) was a singer-songwriter from London. Becki is of Italian and Moroccan decent. She has had breast implants, which she revealed during her first night in the house. She entered the house as the only intruder of Big Brother 5 on Day 31, replacing ejected Housemate Emma.[1] Upon entering the house, she pretended to have an Italian accent, but quickly revealed that she was only joking after a few minutes. On Day 32, her second day in the house, Becki was given the task of selecting one Housemate to nominate for eviction, with this Housemate automatically facing the public vote; she chose Michelle. Due to her personality on the show, Becki was later disowned by her strict Muslim family.[2]

Daniel[edit]

Daniel Charles Stuart Bryan (born 3 January 1974) was a hairdresser and DJ from Hull. He was openly gay, and stated that straight men often fall for him. He said that he likes to "tell it like it is," and cannot stand phoniness. He was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. He had a close friendship with Jason while in the house, and got along well with most other Housemates. He was often seen with Housemate Vanessa, and the two frequently gossiped together. He clashed with Housemates Kitten and Marco, though avoided drama for the most part. On Day 18, Daniel was nominated for eviction, having received five nominations from his fellow Housemates. Due to Emma's expulsion from the house on Day 23, the eviction was postponed for one week; Daniel and Vanessa remained the two nominees this week. On Day 29, it was revealed that Vanessa had been evicted from the house, receiving a total of 86% of the public vote.

Emma[edit]

Emma Louise Greenwood (born 12 October 1983) was a former administrative assistant from Oldham, Greater Manchester. She had a minor singing career before entering the house, and was a member of the British Army. She stated that people tell her she is funny, but that she doesn't believe she actually is. She stated that she has been fired from every job she has ever had. She opted not to tell her friends that she was joining the show, and stated that she was simply vacationing in Spain during the isolation period before the series began. She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, Emma revealed that she is bi-sexual, but doesn't have a preference of men or women. She engaged in numerous arguments during her stay in the house, most notably with Housemates Kitten and Victor. Emma and Victor would later engage in numerous arguments both inside and out of the house.[3] Emma was nominated for eviction on Day 11, having received three nominations from her fellow Housemates. On Day 15, Emma was fake evicted from the house along with Michelle; although the other Housemates believed they had been evicted, they were actually sent to the Big Brother Bedsit, and would return to the house in one week. On Day 20, Emma and Michelle officially returned to the house through the Diary Room. Their return later caused a string of highly controversial arguments between numerous Housemates, with Emma being a part of numerous arguments that night. Due to her actions, she was later placed in the Big Brother Bedsit, where she remained for three days afterwards. On Day 23, it was confirmed that Emma had officially been ejected from the house.

Jason[edit]

Jason Cowan(born 1 November 1973) was an air steward from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. He was the recipient of the "Mr. Lanarkshire Best Buttocs Award" prior to entering the house. Jason said he must work out daily, or will be irritable. He states that he is a "nice" person with good morals, but can come across as "kind of arrogant." He also described himself as being vain, and shaves his chest every other day. During the audition process, Jason stated he was bisexual, but later revealed that this had been a lie, as he felt it would better his chances of being selected. He was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. He entered the house in a leopard print thong and a bowtie. While in the house, he had a close friendship with Housemate Daniel. He clashed with Housemate Marco, with Jason finding him annoying. He had a flirtatious relationship with Vanessa while in the house, though she stated she simply enjoyed flirting. Jason received his first formal warning on Day 21, following numerous arguments and physical violence amongst the group. On Day 32, he received his second formal warning when he refused to sit on the sofa while other Housemates smoked, despite Big Brother repeatedly telling him to sit.

Kitten[edit]

Kathryn "Kitten" Pinder (born 13 October 1979) was a political activist from Brighton. She was openly gay, being one of three gay Housemates to participate in this season. She states that she will not tolerate sexism or homophobia from anyone. She described herself as argumentative and controversial, and felt that she was politically correct. She is a vegetarian. She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. She became angry when she was refused permission to see her girlfriend before entering the house, and was later allowed to quickly tell her goodbye. While in the house, Kitten often rebelled against the rules of Big Brother. On Day 2, Kitten refused to nominate one Housemate to not receive their suitcase, thus automatically voted against herself. She later earned a strike for attempting to move the alcohol fridge into the bedroom, and often refused to go to the Diary Room when asked. She often complained about life in the house, mainly the fact that she had to share a bed with someone. She clashed with numerous Housemates in the game such as Victor, at one point referring to him as a sexist. She clashed with the Housemates over political views, much to the annoyance of the other Housemates. While in the house, Kitten proposed to her girlfriend, Lianda, in the Diary Room; Lianda said yes.[4] Kitten received a total of three strikes in the house for rule-breaking, and it was then revealed that an eviction would occur in the game, though it was not specified when. On Day 8, it was revealed that Kitten had been expelled from the house, and had to immediately exit the house. She initially refused, and led to the grand prize being lowered. There was no audience at her eviction, though she did do an interview with host Davina.

Marco[edit]

Marco Jaye Sabba (born 20 April 1983) was a law student from Kingston University in London. He stated that he was loyal to his friends, but didn't care about anyone else. He has participated in musicals, and describes himself as a "drama queen." He has a phobia of clowns, and states that he enjoys making prank calls. He is openly gay. Marco was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, he had close friendships with Housemates Michelle and Nadia, with the three frequently gossiping together. He often clashed with Housemates Kitten and Ahmed, with Ahmed feeling Marco didn't talk to him. The two engaged in numerous arguments throughout the season. Marco received his first official strike on Day 21, following numerous arguments and physical violence amongst the group. Marco was nominated for eviction on Day 32, having received five nominations from his fellow Housemates. He was nominated along with Housemates Nadia and Michelle.

Michelle[edit]

See also: Michelle Bass

Michelle Bass (born 2 February 1981) was a mortgage adviser from Newcastle. She stated that she wanted to be a model, as it was "sexy." She states that she liked to paint her toenails red, and used to be very shy. She had been a vegetarian for four years before entering the house, and felt her job was boring. Michelle stated that she partied every night, and had been with both men and women; she does not identify as bi-sexual. Michelle claims that she used to be a size 18, and cites becoming skinnier as one of her greatest achievements. She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, she had a close friendship with Marco, and the two frequently gossiped with one another. She had flirtatious relationships with both Victor and Stuart, however, had a falling out with Victor after overhearing him speaking badly of her while she was in the Bedsit. She began a romantic relationship with Stuart in the house. On Day 7, she and Stuart engaged in numerous sexual activities following a game of truth or dare. She often referred to Housemates as "chicken" in the house, using it as a term of endearment. Michelle was nominated for eviction on Day 11, having received a total of three nominations from her fellow Housemates. On Day 15, Michelle was fake evicted from the house along with Emma; although the other Housemates believed they had been evicted, they were actually sent to the Big Brother Bedsit, and would return to the house in one week. Emma and Michelle returned to the house on Day 20, coming in through the Diary Room. Their return ultimately led to a highly controversial set of arguments amongst the majority of the Housemates. On Day 32, Housemate Becki was given the task of selecting one Housemate to face the public vote; she chose Michelle. This meant that Michelle was nominated against Marco and Nadia.

Nadia[edit]

See also: Nadia Almada

Nadia Almada (born 28 January 1977) was a bank clerk from Woking. Nadia is the first transsexual Housemate to take part in the series, and was born as Jorge. Jorge was known as Carlos before opting to get a sex change. She opted not to immediately reveal her past to the other Housemate, informing them of the operation later in the game. When Housemate Becki entered the house on Day 31, she was the only one to know about Nadia's past, but promised Nadia that she would not share this with the other Housemates. Becki was allowed to reveal this to Nadia due to the sensitivity of the situation. Nadia is the only Portuguese Housemate to take part in this season. Nadia described herself as being flirtatious, and doesn't care what people say about her. She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, Nadia was close friends with Housemates Marco and Michelle. She clashed with Housemates Ahmed and Vanessa, the latter of which stating that Nadia was immature. Nadia received her first official strike on Day 21, following numerous arguments and physical violence amongst the group. On Day 32, Nadia was nominated for eviction, having received five nominations from her fellow Housemates. She was nominated against Marco and Michelle.

Shell[edit]

Michelle "Shell" Glen Jubin (born 8 March 1982) was a history of art student from Portsmouth.[5] She cites Sex and the City as one of her favorite shows, and feels that she is a nice person. She states that she will try anything once. She stated that she once had to put her hand up the buttocks of a cow, citing it as her worst work experience to date. She opted not to tell her friends about the show, and instead stated she was vacationing in Italy during the isolation period. She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, Shell did not get along with Housemate Ahmed, who she claimed made her feel uncomfortable. She was good friends with Vanessa in the house, with the two often spending time together.

At this time, Jubin was dating future Frightened Rabbit vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison.[6]

Stuart[edit]

Stuart Wilson (born 28 April 1984) was a psychology student from Macclesfield. He came in top of his class, and felt that nobody could prove him wrong. He felt that he was very experienced in life for being his age, and felt he was massively popular outside of the house. He later described himself as a mixture of "geek" and "cool," and felt he was interesting. He was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. While in the house, he had a flirtatious and romantic relationship with Housemate Michelle. The pair would later engage in numerous sexual activities following a game of truth or dare.

Vanessa[edit]

Vanessa Nimmo (born 12 August 1977) was a former business student from Leeds. She stated that she can be a flirt, and likes to look good. She feels that people are often jealous of her, mainly her female friends. She said that she is nice, but doesn't let people walk all over her. She feels that she is strong willed, and isn't scared of confrontation. She has a Slipknot tattoo on her arm, and enjoys heavy metal music. During the audition process, she met Housemate Victor and felt he was "overbearing." She was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. She clashed with Housemate Nadia, with Vanessa feeling she was immature; Nadia nominated Vanessa both weeks that she was eligible to do so. Vanessa also did not get along well with Housemate Michelle, with Vanessa feeling that she was seen as a threat to Michelle and Stuart's relationship. Marco took a disliking to Vanessa, as he felt she had a "high opinion" of herself. She had a close friendship with Housemate Daniel, and had a friendly and flirtatious relationship with Jason. Despite this, she stated she did not want to find romance in the house, and simply enjoyed flirting. She was also close with Shell while in the house. On Day 18, Vanessa was nominated for eviction, having received five nominations from her fellow Housemates. Due to Emma's ejection from the house on Day 23, the eviction was postponed for one week; Daniel and Vanessa remained the two nominees this week. Vanessa received her first official strike on Day 21, following numerous arguments and physical violence amongst the group. On Day 29, it was revealed that Vanessa had been evicted from the house, receiving 86% of the public vote. This made it the highest percentage of eviction votes received by a Housemate since Big Brother 2, when Stuart received the same amount.[7] This makes her the first official evicted Housemate of the season. She received a mixed to negative reception from the audience following her eviction. She came in 11th place.

Victor[edit]

Victor Afanefuma Ebuwa (born 17 January 1981) was a politics student from London. He states that he had a "gritty" upbringing, and likes to win. He described himself as being outspoken, overbearing, arrogant, and overconfident. He feels that he is a born leader, and wants to show everyone who he is. He was one of the original twelve Housemates to enter the house on Day 1. He often clashed with Housemate Kitten, who he met during the audition process of the series. She at one point referred to Victor as a "sexist," a fact that he quickly denied. He had numerous arguments with Housemate Emma, with the two having to be separated by Big Brother at one point. Emma and Victor would later engage in numerous arguments both inside and out of the house.[3] He didn't like Housemate Nadia, and often made fun of her large jaw. He did get along well with Housemate Jason, with the two often speaking poorly of their fellow Housemates. Victor received his first official strike on Day 21, following numerous arguments and physical violence amongst the group.

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